Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)
What is Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)?
Superficial Radiation Therapy, also commonly referred to as SRT, is a common procedure to treat basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. These two types of cancer, known for rarely spreading throughout the body, are commonly treated with SRT as it is a safe and efficient way to treat the affected areas. SRT uses low-energy Radiation Therapy that only penetrates a very short distance into the skin, ensuring that cancer on the surface of the skin is treated without damaging the deeper layers of skin underneath.
How Much Does Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) Cost?
The cost of your Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) at Suncoast Skin Solutions is going to vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to achieve your desired results. To find out a more accurate cost for your Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT), we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our expert staff members.
What are the Benefits of Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)?
There are many benefits to receiving SRT at Suncoast Skin Solutions, including:
- Non-surgical, non-invasive treatment
- Quick, painless treatments
- Treats basal cell and squamous cell cancers
What Can I Expect During my Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)?
Your SRT will be performed at your local Suncoast Skin Solutions office by one of our expert board-certified dermatologists. Before your SRT treatment begins, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your treatment area. This is to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible throughout your treatment. Once numb, your dermatologist will apply radiation therapy to your affected area. The therapy is only applied for 90 seconds per treatment session to preserve the healthy skin underneath. Our dermatologist may recommend you come in for a series of treatments for ultimate results.
What Can I Expect After my Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT)?
Following your SRT treatment, you will be given a detailed set of post-procedure care instructions for your treatment area. It's important you follow these steps very carefully to ensure you have minimal scarring following treatment. If you have any questions or concerns about your treatment area following your SRT treatment, we encourage you to call your local office at your earliest convenience.
Is Superficial Radiation Therapy (SRT) Right for Me?
If you're looking for a highly effective skin cancer treatment that does minimal damage to your surrounding skin, SRT may be right for you. The best way to find out if SRT is right for you is to schedule a private consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists. They'll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, assess your skin, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan to help you get your healthiest-looking and -feeling skin. Ideal candidates for SRT are in good general health and have realistic expectations of their potential results.